The Bells of Glocken
By Anna Laura Page and Jean Anne Shafferman
Christian Elementary Musical
Performance Pack (Director's Score & 10 Singer's Editions)
Flexible and easy to teach, The Bells of Glocken is approximately 20 minutes long and is an inspired choice for children's choirs, Christian schools or Sunday schools-also great as a multi-generation program for the entire congregation! With very simple narration and dialog, it features speaking and non-speaking roles for 7-10 people, though directors are encouraged to add dialog and characters as necessary. "Glocken" is the German word for "bells." Four bell sounds represent the seasonal themes of hope, peace, love and joy. This pattern may be played by handbells, choir chimes, organ chimes or pitched percussion instruments, though keyboard alone is sufficient. The Director's Score includes fully supportive keyboard accompaniment, costuming, prop and staging suggestions, dialog, vocals and a reprintable audience/congregation program. The Singer's Edition features vocals, narration and dialog. Fully orchestrated recordings are available separately.